Gentoo: 201312-02 BusyBox: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in BusyBox, allowing remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201312-02
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: BusyBox: Multiple vulnerabilities
     Date: December 03, 2013
     Bugs: #379857, #426504, #461372
       ID: 201312-02

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in BusyBox, allowing remote
attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service
condition.

Background
==========

BusyBox is set of tools for embedded systems and is a replacement for
GNU Coreutils.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  sys-apps/busybox             < 1.21.0                  >= 1.21.0

Description
===========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in BusyBox. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted DHCP request to
possibly execute arbitrary code or cause Denial of Service.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All BusyBox users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-apps/busybox-1.21.0"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-1168
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2006-1168
[ 2 ] CVE-2011-2716
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2011-2716
[ 3 ] CVE-2013-1813
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2013-1813

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

 http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201312-02.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License

Copyright 2013 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

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